University of California, Riverside - Rankings

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is a leading public research university and part of the University of California system.

The university is organized into three academic colleges, two professional schools, and several interdisciplinary divisions:
- Bourns College of Engineering
- College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences
- College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
- A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management
- Graduate School of Education
- Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Division of Life Sciences
- Division of Biomedical Sciences
- Graduate Division
- Division of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
- Division of Undergraduate Education

Rankings:

- Placed highly in the following categories in the U.S. News & World Report (2010):
   - 5th in the nation in the category of most diverse universities
   - 13th in the nation in the category of economic diversity
   - 43th among the best national public universities
   - 57th for undergraduate business programs
   - 85th for undergraduate engineering programs (Bourns College of Engineering)
   - 96th and Tier 1 among best national universities, public and private

- 62nd in the US News Graduate Engineering Rankings 2010.

- Placed in the top tier (89th) among the best national universities and 40th among public institutions, according to the US News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2009.

- 83rd in the US News Best Undergraduate Business School ranking 2008.

- Placed as the 25th Best College Buy in America (Forbes Magazine 2009).

- 102nd globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2008). It was also placed 77th in Natural Science & Math, 76th in Life Sciences, and 76th in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences.

- Listed as one of the top 123 Best Western Colleges and one of America's Best Value Colleges by The Princeton Review's America's Best Value Colleges 2009.

- 16th in the nation in contributing to the public good (Washington Monthly 2009).

- Ranked the 100th Best Value in Public Higher Education in the nation by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

- Listed as a "Best Western College" and rated 6th in terms of low student happiness, according to the Princeton Review student survey 2008.

- 5th in the nation in ethnic diversity (USNWR 2007).

- 15th among national universities in the 2007 edition of the Washington Monthly college rankings.

- The environmental sciences program was rated 3rd in the nation and the soil science program offered by the Department of Environmental Sciences rated 4th, according to The Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index (2007). It was also placed 4th in entomology and 5th in natural resources and conservation.

- According to the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index published by Academic Analytics in 2006, it was placed 46th among top research universities considering such criteria as faculty publications, citations, research funding and other honors.

- Placed in the rank range of 102 to 150th among the top 500 universities worldwide (ARWU 2006).

- In the 2007 Annual Report of the Top American Research Universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance, the university is ranked:
   - 37th among public universities and 64th overall in postdoctoral appointees
   - 66th among public universities and 97th overall in doctorates awarded
   - 78th among public universities and 113th overall in total research
   - 87th among public universities and 130th overall in faculty awards

- 1st in the Philosophy of Action specialty area and 31st in the U.S. for its faculty, according to The Philosophical Gourmet Report (2006–08).

- The Department of Anthropology was placed 24th in terms of public outreach (The Center for a Public Anthropology's National Rankings of Public Outreach 2006).